I'll vote for Casey (Jordan) Rasmus for #50. Started to heat up with the stick the last month. Did well during his brief promotion to Quad Cities. If he can heat it up early next year there's room to move in the system for a catcher. Good pedigree. Has to step up and I'm thinking he will.
Ben O'Shea - Upside Lefty Gorden - yet another guy that throws 96 plus higher in organization, Lance Jeffries - upside, St. Louisian, spot waiting for him with about 5 other center fields in St. Louis Vargas - Upside Mi.....
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Ben O'Shea at #50. Was drafted in the 10th round in 2011 didn't sign and fell all the way down to the 35th round due to sign-ability concerns. Big workhorse frame with excellent command of a high 80s-to-low 90s fastball and deploys an average change-up.
O'Shea is a year younger than teammate Tim Cooney. Both have nearly identical numbers posted at Batavia (adequate K rate, exceptional BB totals), and very similar fastball velocities.
Although Cooney has a slightly more diverse repertoire of pitches than O'Shea wasn't reflected on pro performances in 2012. O'Shea is still a year younger with perhaps more room for improvement and if he sharpens conditioning.
i'm sorry, but i think its an absolute crime if scott gorgen not on the list.
at the AAA level, he averaged giving up less than a hit an inning. for the entire 2012 season, he continued that clip along with a K per inning between AA/AAA. his final start against AAA competition, playing one of the best teams in AAA in omaha, he took a no hitter into the 6th.
good fastball, amazing changeup and mlb ranks him as #16 in our system.
to overlook him is to cheapen the purpose of a community prospect list.
The guy strikes people out. He was able to make it to AAA this year after missing all of 2011 and a chunk of 2010 due to what eventually led to Tommy John surgery. He's healthy now and had decent results even though 2012 was him working to get back to where he was prior to being hurt.
His K/9 was right at 9.0, yep a batter an inning. In the even he's destined for the pen, he had a K/9 of 15.3 when pitching out of relief this past year That was 19 Ks in a little over 11 innings.
I think we'll see him in the majors at some point. This isn't just a crafty guy in the mid minors, Gorgen has a great change up that is a true major league out pitch and sets it up with a decent fastball.
Really struggling over this selection. Rahmatulla, O'Shea and Ferrara all belong on the list. I pass on Gorgen and Wyatt. I like reliever Aiden Lucas better than those two. He did a very nice job for PB. He was hitting mid 90's and has done well at every level. I look for him to move to Springfield bullpen next yr.
the guy succeeds at the highest level. i looked through past lists and other than 2011 when he was injured, he has been good every yr in the organization. yet he didnt get any recognition then either really.
did he say something to alienate card fans or is there another reason he gets all the disdain?
you all wanna talk about potential in players, but there is a difference between measuring up to potential and actually succeeding at the highest level in the minor leagues. ask jon edwards, niko vazquez or any of the multitude of other supposed high ceiling guys that wished they can even achieve what gorgen has.